Contains: The caller / Hugh B. Cave The Alexandrian cat / Steven Saylor The nile cat / Edward D. Hoch The searching cats / Frances and Richard Lockrdge Who killed Wee Winky? / Barbara Owens Professor Kreller's secret / Ingram Meyer The black cat / Lee Somerville Phut phat concentrates / Lilian Jackson Braun A feline felony / Lael J. Littke The cat in the bag / Charles Peterson The witch's cat / Manly Wade Wellman Chocolate / Leslie Meier Helix the cat / Theodore Sturgeon Between a cat and a hard place / Jimmy Vines The empty birdhouse / Patricia Highsmith. Mrrrar! / Edgar Pangborn. ----------------------------------------- WHISKERS AWAY FROM DEATH
Cats just seem to have a nose for crime (after all, they can always smell a rat). So Mystery Cats returns with a third volume featuring more "pick of the liter" tales of murder, mayhem, and meows.
Bestselling author Lilian Jackson Braun shows how the sinuous Siamese Phut Phut puts his mind to solving a robbery...and maybe gets his teeth into it too. Edward D Hoch provides a chilling motive for a killing in a museum's Egyptian wing done while the cold ruby eyes of a sacred cat statue look on knowingly. Patricia Highsmith depicts an eerie tale of a mysterious creature who inhabits a couple's home and serves as a constant reminder of their guilt. Then Frances & Richard Lockridge, creators of Mr. and Mrs. North, use a house cat's insatiable curiosity to provide a purr-plexed police detective with the one clue that determines who killed a rich old man.
And in twelve other tales, a cat gives a criminal reason to "paws" ...and gives us a collection that's a terrific tabby treat from first page to last!